EXPLORE LOGO, FONT, AND LETTERING

Develop your hand drawn letters with advanced digital techniques. This course provides the opportunity to improve skills in composition and design, spacing, typography, bézier point editing, and special digital effects for visual impact. Assignments include font and logo design projects and cover production methods for web, mobile, print or one-off signs and branding projects.

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The Art of Language

Last month I was commissioned to write out 9 alphabet scripts for a new book, The Art of Language. It will be published in November 2019 by Lonely Planet, a company that designs and publishes travel guide books as well as travel apps. I researched and provided complete alphabets, a proverb written out, and a workbook style page with guidelines and ductus for those wanting to become more familiar with world scripts. I contributed the pages for Armenian, Cherokee, Cree, Burmese, Ge’ez, Lontara, Hangul, Javanese, and N’ko. It looks like it will be a helpful resource for calligraphers!

Here is an advance proof section on the Armenian script. It is scheduled to be available in November 2019.

Now on Fine Art America

You can order many of my art pieces as paper prints, canvases, metal prints (which I think are super) and even pillows, towels, phone cases, and other printed items through my personal page at Fine Art America. Let me know what you think! I am now posting new images more often.

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Ronde Script Workshop - Friday, June 21, 2019

I’ll be teaching a one day workshop at San Francisco Center for the Book on Friday, June 21.

This one-day workshop introduces an easy-to-learn, modern day script based on a late 16th century upright calligraphy hand. Ronde is done with a broad edged metal pen, is highly adaptable to present day usage, and can be done with a fountain pen or marker. I teach the basics of broad-edge pen technique and all students, whether beginning or advanced, begin by ruling a page with guidelines and practicing the letters. We will go on to explore various forms and modifications of this script via demos and exercises.

Ronde is more round in shape than Italic; it is cursive and lends itself to rhythmic writing. Ronde is great for place cards, menus, and is often seen in retail logo design for menus, food and fashion brands.

The Ronde Script workshop offers a writing hand that is adaptable to all digital media. Once you know the structure, you can write this script with any writing tool.

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https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3521

New course launching in Fall 2019

Develop your hand drawn letters with advanced digital techniques. This course provides the opportunity to improve skills in composition and design, spacing, typography, bézier point editing, and special digital effects for visual impact. Assignments include font and logo design projects and cover production methods for web, mobile, print or one-off signs and branding projects.

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